Overview Paris - Sens

Day 1 - Paris
Day 2 - Vaux-le-Vicomte/Melun 
Day 3 - Barbizon/Moret-sur-Loing
Day 4 - Fontainebleau/Montereau
Day 5 - Sens 
Day 6 - Joigny
Day 7 - Return Journey

Overview Sens - Paris

Day 1 - Sens
Day 2 – Joigny/Sens
Day 3 - Montereau
Day 4 - Fontainebleau/Moret-sur-Loing
Day 5 - Barbizon/Melun
Day 6 - Vaux-le-Vicomte/Paris
Day 7 - Return Journey

Péniche Haute Seine

Barging between Paris and Burgundy on our exclusive new Péniche charter via the Châteaux of royal Fontainebleau and Vaux-le-Vicomte, artistic Barbizon and sacred Sens

This exclusive cruise affords insight into France’s cultural, royal, religious and artistic heritage. Sacred Sens was the seat of the primate of northern France, similar to Canterbury and Thomas Becket spent years in exile here before his assassination in Canterbury Cathedral at the orders of Henry II (‘will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest’), as illustrated in the stained glass of this first-ever Gothic cathedral. View his vestments, Roman mosaics, Byzantine relics, works of Breughel and Watteau and taste a Thomas Becket beer! Home to Royalty and developed over 800 years since Becket consecrated the abbey, the richly furnished Château de Fontainebleau is best known for Napoleon’s farewell from the horseshoe staircase. Vaux-le-Vicomte was commissioned by Le Fouquet, Louis XIV’s chamberlain, an exquisite masterpiece with architecture by Le Vau, paintings by Le Brun and gardens by Le Nôtre. Such was the grandeur that the sun king imprisoned Le Fouquet and initiated Versailles as a copy! Pre-Impressionist landscape artists came to Barbizon at weekends inspired by the Forest of Fontainebleau, often leaving paintings as payment.

Key Features

Exclusive Small Ship Cruise
Free Cabin Selection
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Drinks & Sightseeing Incl.
UK Tour Manager
‘No Flying’
Group Size: 1 – 20

Day 1 Travel London to Paris by Eurostar. Embark Péniche Raymonde at Quai de Grenelle (Eiffel Tower). Sail past the great monuments of Paris to Quai de Bercy. (D)

Day 2 Cruise to Evry. Travel to Vaux-le- Vicomte to visit the Château, gardens and carriage museum. Rejoin the Péniche at Melun, prefecture town of Seine-et-Marne. (B, L, D)

Day 3 At Barbizon discover the Ganne Inn artists’ museum, Millet’s studio and the Forest of Fontainebleau. Cruise to Moret-sur-Loing for overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Morning visit to Fontainebleau Château and gardens. Cruise to Montereau, confluence of the Seine and Yonne. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Cruise to Sens. Walking tour of the town, cathedral, museum and treasury. Taste a Thomas Becket beer. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Drive up to the vineyards of Saint-Jacques, overlooking the Yonne, then walk down from Joigny’s upper gate past old houses, churches and the Château. Visit the unique Resistance museum, founded by original members and run by descendants. Cellar tasting of Saint-Jacques wines. Afternoon free in Sens. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Disembark and travel to Paris for the return Eurostar. (B)

  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

Cabins are available from 5pm on arrival and until 9am on departure (before/after this, luggage storage on board and access to the public lounge).

Day 1 Travel from London to Paris by Eurostar. Transfer to Sens (2 hrs). Embark Péniche Raymonde. (D)

Day 2 Drive up to the vineyards of Saint-Jacques, then walk down from Joigny’s upper gate past old houses, churches and the Château. Visit the unique Resistance museum, founded by original members and run by descendants. Cellar tasting of Saint-Jacques wines. Afternoon in Sens to visit the cathedral, museum and treasury. A glass of Thomas Becket beer and overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Cruise to Montereau. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Sail to Saint Mammes/Moret-sur- Loing. Visit to Fontainebleau Château and gardens. Rejoin the Péniche. (B, L, D)

Day 5 At Barbizon visit Ganne Inn artists’ museum, Millet’s studio and Fontainebleau Forest. Sail to Melun. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Morning excursion to Vaux-le- Vicomte chateau including entrance and guided visit, re-joining barge part way between Melun and Evry. Sail to Paris. Evening cruise through Paris to Quai de Bercy/Grenelle. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Disembark Quai de Grenelle (Eiffel Tower). Return journey. (B)

  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

Cabins are available from 5pm on arrival and until 9am on departure (before/after this, luggage storage on board and access to the public lounge).

2019

Tuesdays
per person in a twin Lower Deck cabin
Eurostar from London St. Pancras

Date Price
June 11 £2045
June 18 £1795
August 20 £2095
August 27 £2045
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Prices Reduced

Save £200 - Jun 18

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT 
Limited availability, on these dates:
2019: Jun 18 

Single supplement £995

Rail Options

Standard Premier Class £195

Price Includes
Rail travel, all port charges transfers, 6-night cruise, full board and drinks on cruise, vessel, excursions, cruise director, local expert guides and representatives.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Notes
Jun 11 and Aug 20 follow the Paris-Sens itinerary.
Jun 18 and Aug 27 follow the Sens-Paris itinerary.

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